Kane County Clerk Expresses Confidence in Mail-In Ballots

Kane County Clerk Expresses Confidence in Mail-In Ballots

In a pair of posts on its Twitter page, the Kane County Clerk’s Office is assuring residents of the verification and authentication of voting by mail.

A viral Facebook post incorrectly asserts an Illinois couple had received multiple vote-by-mail applications and so would be able to cast multiple votes in Illinois.

The Better Government Association posted an article debunking that post, and the Kane County Clerk’s Office retweeted the information that anyone who attempts to send in more than one mail-in ballot will be caught and likely found guilty of fraud.

“Thank you to @BetterGov for its independent verification of this issue,” the Clerk’s Office said. “Kane County Clerk’s Office had alerted voters that other candidates/organizations were sending #VotebyMail applications and discussed safeguards to prevent voters from receiving more than one ballot.”

The Clerk’s Office is encouraging vote by mail as well as early voting as part of its preparation for the Nov. 3 election.

According to its Twitter page, the Clerk’s Office has purchased new vote-by-mail equipment to increase processing speed and ballot tracking for voters.

For more information on vote by mail, early voting and voting on Election Day, visit the Kane County Clerk’s Office election page.

Kane County Clerk’s Office on Twitter